It takes me seven minutes to walk to Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles, a major league baseball team. Camden Yards is the first of the new old-style baseball stadiums, and was built on the site of Babe Ruth’s father’s tavern. On the eastern side of the stadium is an old warehouse which is 25 feet wide and a quarter-mile long. The architects wisely incorporated the old brick warehouse into the stadium design. One of the other great things the city did was to site the football stadium right next to the baseball stadium, both in the downtown area, just blocks from the Inner Harbour. The two stadiums (stadii) share parking and other facilities.
As close as Camden Yards is, I don’t often get there for a game, not for lack of interest, but for lack of inertia. Last night, the Redhead and I went to a game, and what a game it was! The Orioles won 16-6, and one of our players hit for the cycle, only the fourth Oriole to do so.
Much to Connor’s consternation, there were the most amazing fireworks after the game – for about 15 minutes! They were just incredible and so close. Some of the simplest summer pleasures are the best ones!